Characteristics and Outcomes of Intensive Care Unit Patients Admitted With Novel H1N1 Influenza or Seasonal Influenza
The purpose of this research study is to collect information on problems that patients with the novel H1N1 influenza and/or the seasonal influenza experience. Novel H1N1 flu is also called the swine flu. Seasonal influenza is also called the regular flu. The purpose of this study is to collect information from patients who are infected with either the novel H1N1 or the seasonal flu and to determine what makes patients critically ill with these infections. The goal is to develop a registry that will aid investigators in determining specific markers that lead to development of severe illness in these infections.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Human Subjects Registry of Characteristics and Outcomes of Intensive Care Unit Patients Admitted With Novel H1N1 Influenza or Seasonal Influenza|
- The primary outcome is to contrast patients infected with novel H1N1 influenza to those infected with seasonal influenza. [ Time Frame: Patients will be evaluated until May 31, 2010 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Biospecimen Retention: Samples Without DNA
Blood specimens and sputum specimens will be collected.
|Study Start Date:||November 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Novel H1N1 influenza|
Patients admitted to the medical intensive care unit with either novel H1N1 infection or seasonal influenza infection may be eligible for participation.
|United States, Virginia|
|Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center (formerly known as Medical College of Virginia)|
|Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23298|
|Principal Investigator:||Marjolein de Wit, M.D., M.S.||Virginia Commonwealth University|